Zamparini: Palermo striker won’t leave for Napoli
Reports speculate that the Partenopei could be looking to sign the 22-year-old striker from the recently relegated Sicilian club, but the Rosanero president claims that there has been no contact between the two sides.
Zamparini spoke to KissKiss Napoli about the transfer rumours and conceded that he wants Hernandez to remain for the time being.
“Hernandez? I haven’t heard from [Aurelio] De Laurentiis, and I hope not to,” said the 72-year-old, as reported by tuttonapoli.net.
“I want to keep the player here with me in Palermo.
“It’s clear that if the president calls me for the youngster then I’ll have to find a replacement who can guarantee me at least 20 goals this season.
“Abel will be ready for Napoli next year.”
The president then went on to address the possibility of a swap for Emanuele Calaio, but quickly rejected the idea.
“Regarding an exchange for Calaio, I must say that Calaio has a value equal to zero.
“Hernandez has a high market value, as does [Paulo] Dybala.
“They’re youngsters who can reach €30 million, with a couple of seasons at a high level.
“I don’t accept every offer that comes to the table. Calaio could make all the difference in Serie B, but at the moment my team is already made.”